transitive verb ac·croach \əˈkrōch, aˈ-\

Definition of accroach


  1. :  assume, appropriate, usurp accroach to themselves royal power — William Stubbs

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Origin and Etymology of accroach

Middle English acrochen to draw, acquire, from Middle French acrochier, from a- (from Latin ad-) + crochier to hook, get hold of, from croc hook, of Germanic origin; akin to Old Norse krōkr hook — more at crook

First Known Use: 14th century

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a brief usually trivial fact

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